# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms 8a - 10a^2 + 2?

$- 10 {a}^{2} + 8 a + 2$
3) Terms means "things" seperated by + or - sign. In this expression, the terms are $- 10 {a}^{2}$, $8 a$ and 2.